derspankster wrote:I think you'll be satisfied when you get your deck working as it should. I bought my first ARXA on 1969 and still have it and use it. Best of luck to you.
I am satisfied as it stands now but I do know that I will be more so once it has had an overhaul.
The first of the parts I ordered have just arrived - I now have the ball bearings for the arm shaft - the 99.99% IPA is on its way, as are the feet which I am no longer going to be using.
That overhaul should be completed in the next week or so but there is still the burning issue of the new cartridge and for now I am going to fit the Denon DL103 and take it from there. I figure that I am going to be more than happy with that as an option.
The Stanton is an issue because I have no idea how worn it is and or how old it is, plus there are no replacement styli for it not of original manufacture at least.
Well I will get off now and see how it copes with a Decca UK recording circa 1959 recording of Madame Butterfly - Tebaldi...in glorious mono......